Red Cross Shelter Update
Shelters open as of 4 p.m., Friday, June 3, 2016
HOUSTON, TX, June 3, 2016 —The American Red Cross and its partners are operating shelters to help residents who have been impacted by storms and floods in Houston and the surrounding areas. The full list of shelters is below:
St. John Lutheran Church, 520 North Holland Bellville, TX, 77418
Christ Lutheran Church, 86 Plantation Court, Lake Jackson, TX, 77566
FORT BEND COUNTY:
First Baptist Church, 502 S. 5th St, Richmond, TX, 77469
New Light Christian Church, 1535 Greensmark, Houston, TX, 77067
Presbyterian Pan American School, 223 FM 722, Kingsville, TX 78363
Calvary Baptist Church, 816 North Blair Ave, Cleveland, TX 77327
Liberty Community Center, 318 San Jacinto St, Liberty, TX 77575
Light Community Fellowship, 13 I-45 North, Willis, TX 77318
SAN JACINTO COUNTY:
Shepherd Community Center, 10251 Hwy 150, Shepherd, TX, 77371
True Vine Baptist Church, 2626 US Hwy 69, Doucette, TX 75942
Bible Fellowship Baptist Church, 1214 FM 359, Brookshire, TX, 77423
Boys and Girls Club, 2120 Newton St, Wharton, TX, 77488
These shelters give residents evacuated due to storms and flooding a safe, dry place to sleep, meals, and other services.
The Red Cross encourages anyone coming to a shelter to bring the following items for each member of their family: prescription and emergency medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, important documents and other comfort items. It's also important not to forget special items for children, such as diapers, formula and toys, and other items for family members who have unique needs.
An easy way to find an open shelter is to download the free Red Cross Emergency App. The app displays open Red Cross shelters on an easy to use map interface and is updated every 30 minutes. The app is available in app stores by searching for the Red Cross Emergency or by going to redcross.org/apps.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
All Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. People can help by donating to Red Cross Texas Floods and Tornadoes by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Another way people can help is to become a Red Cross volunteer. The donated time and talent of a Red Cross volunteer can make a real difference in people’s lives. Go to redcross.org to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how to submit a volunteer application.
For updates, follow your local American Red Cross on Twitter: @RedCrossHouston